On the night of September 7-8, a devastating earthquake struck south-eastern Mexico. After receiving a pole to his head, a man died.
The National Seismology Center reported Tuesday night that a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck southeastern Mexico. One person was killed and some property damage were reported.
The Center revised the magnitude of the earthquake to 7.1. It had originally estimated it at 6.9. Check out our video:
According to the National Seismological Service the earthquake was recorded at 1 :47 a.m. GMT Wednesday morning. The epicenter was located 11 km southeast from Acapulco, Guerrero state, Pacific coast.
Up to now, there have been eight aftershocks. The strongest was magnitude 5.
“A man died because a pole fell on him in the municipality of Coyuca de Benítez”, in the state of Guerrero (south-east), the governor of the municipality, Héctor Astudillo, told Milenio TV.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador said in a message that only “Stones fell from walls, same in Morelos (center), and no damage in Oaxaca South), or in Puebla Center (center).”Mexico City has no damage.
The mayor of Acapulco, Adela Román, reported that “People who have suffered nervous breakdowns fear that aftershocks could happen”.
She added that “Many gas leaking”Reports of such incidents were made in residential areas.
A correspondent for AFP in that city reported on Avenida Costera that streetlights were blown off and vehicles were crushed, and that a church facade was thrown off its foundations.
Unmarried, a tourist tried to help his mother, who was crying outside of a hotel.
“I was taking my bath when suddenly I felt a strong movement. I was afraid, and I screamed.”AFP Sixto told AFP Sixto that a tourist from Mexico was on vacation in Acapulco and came out of the hotel wearing a towel.
“I am with my mother and we were on the 11th floor of the hotel (…) I think the hotel was really damaged”He added.